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Raising Our Voices: Rebecca Hall Receives Outstanding Debut Feature for ‘Passing’

Watch a video of Passing writer-director Rebecca Hall accepting the Raising Our Voices Award for outstanding debut feature for the Netflix film. The Hollywood Reporter’s Raising Our Voices series, presented by Walmart, focuses on emerging artisans from backgrounds that have been historically underrepresented in Hollywood. The featured craftspeople have been selected by THR editors from critically acclaimed […]

Spirit Awards: Ruth Negga Speaks About Being Creative in “Solidarity” in Best Supporting Actress Speech

Ruth Negga spoke about the importance of community and working in “solidarity” while accepting the best supporting female award for her role in Passing. She won the honor during the 2022 Film Independent Spirit Awards on Sunday. The actress wasn’t able to attend the awards show in person, but she spoke about the win in […]

Ruth Negga on ‘Passing’ and the Importance of the Past

Passing star Ruth Negga has learned from the past in order to illuminate the present. In 2016, Negga earned an Oscar nomination for playing Mildred Loving in Jeff Nichols’ Loving, which chronicled Mildred and Richard Loving’s 1967 U.S. Supreme Court case that overturned Virginia laws prohibiting interracial marriages. And in 2020, Negga played Clare Kendry […]

“We Are Not Meant to Be Isolated”: Denis Villeneuve, Mahershala Ali, Rebecca Hall and the THR Producer Roundtable

If producers found themselves in a brave new world in 2020 thanks to the impact of the pandemic, 2021 only accelerated that evolution. Of the six films featured on this year’s THR Producer Roundtable, three are being released via streamers (Rebecca Hall’s Passing and Tanya Seghatchian’s The Power of the Dog on Netflix and Mahershala […]

Critics’ Conversation: The Great Film Performances of 2021

THR critics celebrate career bests from Benedict Cumberbatch and Kristen Stewart, honor seamless ensembles and single out formidable turns from rising stars, character actors and clutch supporting players (all hail Aunjanue Ellis!)

‘Belfast,’ ‘Passing’ Production Designers Detail Creating Black-and-White Film Worlds

THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH A dagger appears in the corridor of Scotland’s Inverness Castle — an illusion of light falling upon a door handle — on the set where Denzel Washington as Macbeth performs one of William Shakespeare’s most famous soliloquies in A24/Apple TV+’s The Tragedy of Macbeth, written and directed by Joel Coen. The […]

Award Season Reading List: A Guide to the Books Hitting the Big Screen This Year

The Green Knight  Author: Anonymous Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is perhaps the best known Arthurian tale, a 14th-century ode to chivalry and mortality drawn from Welsh, Irish and English folklore. “What hooked me about this story, aside from its heavy-metal weirdness, is that it’s about a knight who willingly embarks upon on a […]

Salma Hayek, Tessa Thompson and Rosie Perez Set for Impact Awards Honors

The National Hispanic Media Coalition has set its honorees lineup for the 24th annual Impact Awards. Salma Hayek, Rosie Perez, Tessa Thompson, Matthew López and Monica Lozano will be honored during the Dec. 5 virtual event. Hosted by Mario Lopez, the Impact Awards will also feature appearances by U.S. Congressman Joaquin Castro and Zoe, Cisely […]

Raising Our Voices: How the Craft Masters of ‘Passing’ Helped Tell a Story of American Colorism

Passing, the directorial debut of actress Rebecca Hall, is a film about identity — specifically, the identity of Black women living on the racial margins during the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s. It’s fitting, then, that Hall — whose multiracial grandfather passed for white — staffed her crew with such Black women as costume designer […]

Netflix’s New Releases Coming in November 2021

Black Western The Harder They Fall, Halle Berry’s Bruised and the final season of Narcos: Mexico are among the highly anticipated movie and TV titles set to release on Netflix in November. With an all-star cast including Jonathan Majors, Idris Elba, Zazie Beetz, Regina King, Delroy Lindo and LaKeith Stanfield, the Jeymes Samuel-directed and Jay-Z-produced […]

Uzo Aduba to Host Netflix Book Club Series

Netflix is ready to talk books over coffee. The streamer announced Wednesday that it will launch Netflix Book Club, where readers will hear about new books, films and series adaptations, as well as have exclusive access to each book’s adaptation process. Netflix will partner with Starbucks to bring the book club to life via a […]

Events of the Week: ‘The Tender Bar,’ Women in Film Honors and More

As Hollywood events return to full force in New York and Los Angeles amid the coronavirus pandemic, here’s a look at the week’s biggest premieres, parties and openings, including The Tender Bar, Dopesick, Women in Film Honors and the New York Film Festival. The Tender Bar Ben Affleck and George Clooney reunited at Sunday’s L.A. […]